Don’t put your oral health or possibly even your overall physical health in jeopardy just because you’re too embarrassed to see a dentist. If you’ve fallen short in your efforts to maintain healthy teeth and gums or if your dietary choices have been less than nutritionally suitable it is more important than ever to make some changes.
If any of this sounds familiar, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. Studies have shown that one out of every three people in the US do not see a dentist on a regular basis. That doesn’t mean to say that it’s ok or that it gives you an excuse to keep avoiding the dentist, just that your situation is not isolated.
You may feel that it’s too late to make a difference, but you will be surprised at the advancements that have been made in dental technology and all the possibilities that have opened up for both general and cosmetic improvements.
A lack of dental care can have a detrimental affect on your smile which may well be a good enough reason to do something about it. Being ashamed of the way your teeth look when you smile can influence your self confidence about meeting other people or being able to move forward in the workplace. A cosmetic dental procedure may be able to restore your morale along with your smile.
You may consider yourself lucky if you’ve been able to avoid the discomfort that can be the result of ignoring your dental health. But some issues can sneak up on you. It may take awhile for the symptoms of gingivitis for instance, to show up. You may have noticed that your teeth have become more sensitive to hot or cold or that your gums bleed a little when you brush or floss but if you’ve chosen to disregard the signs, your gum disease may have advanced to a more serious stage that should really be dealt with asap.
Dr. Conway and the staff at Spokane Valley Dentistry is there to evaluate your needs and discuss an appropriate treatment plan. Call the office today @ 509-926-6261.